All together, the solar panels will produce approximately 4.8 million kilowatt hour of green energy per year, which is the equivalent of the energy consumption of around 1,500 households. The 1,160 panels that Eneco will install on each sorting centre will produce 40 percent of the energy requirements of these centres.
Gerrit Mastenbroek, Managing Director Parcels and Logistics of PostNL: ‘When all the solar panels have been installed, PostNL will be one of the largest producers of solar energy in the Netherlands. This is an important step towards realisation of our sustainability ambitions.’
Bram Poeth, director Eneco Business to Business, notes that there is growing interest in solar panels in the business sector: "We are helping more and more large companies to reduce the impact of their in energy consumption on the climate. It is only logical that companies with buildings that have large roof areas, opt for a solution that includes increasingly better and cheaper solar panels. It is expected that the decision of PostNL, a frontrunner in the area of sustainability, to use solar panels on such a large scale will boost this development."
We are PostNL. The postal and logistic solutions provider. For our customers, we are the link between the physical and the online world. We facilitate communications between people and companies. We deliver parcels seven days a week and letters five days a week. On an average day, we deliver 575,000 parcels and 9 million letters throughout the Benelux. We offer more and more new services through combinations of smart networks, digital applications and the right communications channels. In doing so, we aim to make the daily lives of our customers easier.
As the first listed postal company, we have the largest and most modern network for letters, parcels and e-commerce in the Benelux countries. In addition, we also operate in Germany, Italy and eight other countries across the world. PostNL employs a total of 46,000 people. With our loyal workforce, extensive networks and innovative drive, our ambition is to be the leading postal and logistics solutions provider in chosen markets. In 2016 our revenues reached €3,4 billion.